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Picente, Timpano seeking re-election in Oneida County

The announcement was made at the 72 Tavern and Grill Wednesday morning.

Posted: Feb 6, 2019 12:50 PM
Updated: Feb 7, 2019 4:01 PM

UTICA, N.Y. -- Oneida County Executive Anthony Picente, and Oneida County Comptroller Joseph Timpano will both run for re-election.

The announcement was made at the 72 Tavern and Grill Wednesday morning.

Oneida County Executive Anthony Picente is seeking his fourth term. He spoke about his accomplishments and his goals for his next term if he is re-elected.

Picente was joined by 200 of his supporters to state why he wants to run again.

Dozens of other local leaders were in attendance.

Picente says this was a decision is has put a lot of thought into and wasn't something he made in the last few weeks. And if he is re-elected he says his goal is to build a stronger county economically, and promote more growth for the area.

He spoke about some of the projects he's been a part of including bringing a new sports and entertainment hub called the Nexus Center adjacent to the Adirondack Bank Center, as well as bringing a new hospital to downtown Utica.

“I think the first thing is to see really see you know this hospital and this corridor get built out, in terms of what needs to get done. And that's what we've been spending time on the Nexus plan here is key to tourism. I think we've got, we've got all the pieces that can move forward in terms of health care, economy, strong tourism, that strong work with United Nation – all of that comes together,” said Picente.

Comptroller Joseph Timpano also announced his bid for re-election. He is seeking his sixth term of four years.

Picente's opponent David Gordon says Picente is a career politician and it's no surprise he would seek re-election.

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